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Monthly Archives: December 2004

Tilting At Windmills

Where did the year go? I’m still processing, and not quite ready to recap 2004 yet (though it was oh so much better than 2003). So do I resolve to be realistic about my expectations for the new year, or go for the Mondo Beyondo when looking ahead? Maybe a little bit of both. [...]

Memories, Chronicles And Declarations Of Love

Chuck, this is all for you babe. You owe me a dollar

(#7 is the one you’re looking for, though it’s from 1986 rather than 1985). I can’t believe I’m about to post this. I must really be a masochistic exhibitionist. All right, I am about to unleash a partial history of my hairstyles [...]

An Afternoon Of Overindulgence

It feels somehow wrong to carry on with business as usual, while there is so much (extra) doom and gloom in the world. But I’ve been trying to take advantage of my time to strengthen connections with those close to me, as much as possible. A good friend, Miss Delia Jane has been home [...]

I Was Paying Attention

Weird week. I rather arbitrarily won a poster from Coudal. Yay! And yesterday I randomly received email from an old friend, one I haven’t seen in a decade.
And Chuck’s got me totally hooked on Ryanne’s Video Blog. I especially like the one where she’s hanging out with her family, in the kitchen, all [...]

You Just Smile, Act Natural And Then You Sucker Punch

We’ve had another good day. The little man’s paternal grandma agreed to watch the lad for a few hours, so that his Auntie D and I could catch a movie. We headed to Har Mar for a showing of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. What can I say about it? I’m still thinking [...]

A Festivus For The Rest Of Us

The whirlwind activity of the last couple days isn’t grinding to a halt, but at least it’s slowing down some. I don’t think I’ll be fully recovered until well into next year. Xmas Eve was spent at my Dad’s in the ‘burbs, carrying on our family tradition of watching the Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas [...]

Plexi Glass Shrapnel

Last night I had an odd dream. In it Paul Westerberg told me, point blank, that I was getting fat and should lay off the baked goods. Wtf? I mean, he’s not wrong, but still. There was also something about a party in a moving house, but that’s another story. Now it’s time to [...]

Learn To Laugh At Your Idiosyncrasies

Some randomness on the morning of the eve of Christmas Eve. Yeah. First off, Mightygirl recently interviewed a friend of hers, one who has become a published author. I appreciate the topic, especially now that I’m raising a boy with blossoming OCD tendencies. This is my favorite line: “needing to tap doorknobs is slightly [...]

You Take The Good, You Take The Bad

And so it begins. So much to do. So many places to be. There have already been some good times this week. The little man created the most beautiful xmas cards, mostly on his own (with just a very little help from me). But I loved them so much I couldn’t possibly give them [...]

It’s Edumacational!

The gifts I’ve purchased for the little man this year have mainly been educational in nature, though still fun (yeah, I can hear him now, “my mom says they’re cool” - sigh). But I could kick myself. I ordered a very nice memory game for him, yet just after it arrived I found a [...]